Tag Archives: darkness

Exposed

I’ve always found it odd and infuriating that victims of sexual assault are typically left with feelings of guilt, shame, and unworthiness. If your house is robbed, there is trauma and fear, but there is generally no guilt or shame. … Continue reading

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Music Monday: From the Inside Out

“Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades.” So many parts of this song speak to me, but this line stands out a bit more brightly for me today. When everything else is gone, when everything has fallen away, … Continue reading

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Jesus loves me?

Spring break is here, and my children are home. I’ll be posting on MWF for the next couple weeks so I can spend time with them. I’ll be back to my regular schedule soon! Here’s today’s message: Don’t you love … Continue reading

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Lent is coming! (Part 1)

  I don’t know about you, but this Lent has sneaked up on me. On Wednesday, the flowers will be taken out of the sanctuary, the vestments will turn to purple, and the austerity of Lent will begin. Time to … Continue reading

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Turn on the Lights

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light from a single candle” – St. Francis of Assisi. Standing with all the innocent people who have died from police action, and all the innocent police officers who have died … Continue reading

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A Light in the Darkness

Holy Saturday begins in darkness, but there is light that is about to enter in. Outside the church is a fire, surrounded by those joining the church this day. From it is lit the Paschal candle, the “light of Christ” … Continue reading

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The Sun and The Moon

These next couple themes from our retreat teams are both light related. The first one says “No longer will your sun go down, or your moon withdraw. For the Lord will be your light forever.” The part that the theme … Continue reading

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Follow Me 17

Finally, we come out of the darkness and into the light. Jesus rises from the dead and returns to His followers. This part is the best one to follow. We are given hope, new life, and a new direction. It … Continue reading

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Dawn

Holy Saturday continues from the night before. We start in the darkness that descended on Friday. The altar is bare, our lives are stripped, and our Savior is gone. As we listen to the readings, we remember God’s faithfulness, hopeful … Continue reading

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Light and Dark

A couple more DC memorial quotes this week – The MLK memorial had two walls filled with quotes from him over the years. On of my favorites is this: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate … Continue reading

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